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Associate of Applied Science | Learning Competencies

Associate of Applied Science

First Year

  Course Title Credits
  FIRE 1501 Principles of Emergency Services 3
  FIRE 1760  Building Construction 3
GenEd: CS  COLS 1000 Introduction to College Success: First-Year Seminar 3
GenEd: CW ENGL 1010*+  English I: Composition 3
GenEd: CV CO/M 2010* -OR- Public Speaking 3
GenEd: CV CO/M 1015*  Foundations of Communication 3
      Semester Credits 15
  Course Title Credits
  FIRE 2800* Fire Academy 8
      Semester Credits 8

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
  HLTK 1200 Medical Terminology 2
  FIRE 1810 Introduction to Wildland Firefighting 4
  FIRE 1825  Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
GenEd: WY    Choose from approved U.S./Wyoming Constitution courses. 3
GenEd: QR  MATH 1000* -OR HIGHER- Problem Solving 3
      Semester Credits 15
  Course Title Credits
  FIRE 1700 Introduction to Fire Prevention 3
  FIRE 2500  Fire Investigator I 3
  EMT 1500  Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) 6
      Semester Credits 12
  Course Title Credits
  HLTK 2300* Healthcare Ethics 3
  FIRE 1510*  Firefighting Strategies and Tactics I 3
  FIRE 1725  Fire Protection Systems 3
  FIRE 2550*  Fire Investigator II 3
  FIRE 1625* -OR-  Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3
  FIRE 2610 -OR-  Chemistry of Hazardous Materials 3
  FIRE 2970*^  Firefighter Field Experience 4
      Semester Credits 15-16

Total Credits: 65-66

* This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+ If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.

^ Program Comments

FIRE 2970 must be taken for a minimum of 4 credit hours to meet program elective credit hour requirements.

Learning Competencies

For students who desire a rewarding career in the fire service, the Fire Science Program at LCCC provides science based firefighter training that transforms bystanders into responders.

Students develop a thorough understanding of the importance of life safety during an emergency response. Students will evaluate a variety of situations based on fire conditions and evidence to determine the best course of action for reducing injuries and fatalities among civilians and firefighting personnel.

Students will be able to:
a. Demonstrate the principles of firefighter safety and survival through Rapid Intervention Training.
b. Demonstrate the principles of victim handling through Search & Rescue exercises.
c. Clearly communicate the steps taken when performing a Vent- Enter- Isolate- Search command.
d. Identify flow paths and fire behavior that would indicate it is safe or not safe to enter into an IDLH environment.

Students will have the ability to perform tasks and activities that lead to incident stabilization. Students will recognize the appropriate responses needed to mitigate a range of emergency events.

Students will be able to:
a. Determine appropriate ventilation methods that meet the requirements of NFPA 1001 for Firefighter I & II to remove the products of combustion from a structure.
b. Select the appropriate hose size and nozzle for effecting an attack on a variety of fires, both exterior and interior.
c. Explain the scientific details related to modern fire behavior.
d. Differentiate between modern and legacy construction and the fire conditions associated with each.

Students will gain the knowledge required to conserve the property of individuals who are affected by an emergency. Students will discover the value of a community risk reduction program and the benefits of stopping emergencies from occurring in the first place.

Students will be able to:
a. Demonstrate human relations skills necessary in emergency services.
b. Use data to determine high risk categories of the local population.
c. Provide examples of how to communicate in a multicultural world.
d. Explain the benefits of a public education/fire prevention program.

Students will acquire the skills to perform fire inspections and fire investigations in routine and emergency situations.

Students will be able to:
a. Determine the origin and cause of a fire
b. Select the appropriate tools for investigating a fire
c. Identify common fire suppression systems
d. Differentiate and interpret burn patterns and their meanings.